Apply intelligence across all your data with SQL Server 2019

Whether your data is structured or unstructured, query and analyze it using the data platform with industry-leading performance and security.

How to license SQL Server

SQL Server licensing makes choosing the right edition simple and economical.

SQL Server 2019 pricing

Editions

Open no level price (US$)

Licensing model

Channel availability

Enterprise

$13, 748[1]

2 core pack

Volume licensing, hosting

Standard - per core

$3,586[1]

2 core pack

Volume licensing, hosting

Standard - server

$899[1]

Server[2]

Volume licensing, hosting

Standard - CAL

$209

CAL

Volume licensing, hosting

Developer

Free

Per user

Free download

Web

See your hosting partner for pricing

Not applicable

Hosting only

Express

Free

Not applicable

Free download

Subscriptions and add-ons

Subscriptions and add-ons

Price (US$)

Licensing model

Channel availability

SQL Server Enterprise

$5,434/year

2 core pack

Volume Licensing

SQL Server Standard

$1,418/year

2 core pack

Volume Licensing

Big data node cores[4]

$400/year[4]

2 core pack

Volume Licensing

SQL Server 2019 Software Assurance benefits

Benefit

Description

Big data nodes core entitlement New

Provides customers a limited big data node core entitlement for SQL Server 2019 Big Data Clusters.

Fail-over servers for disaster recovery New

Allows customers to install and run passive SQL Server 2019 instances in a separate OSE or server for disaster recovery in anticipation of a failover event.

Fail-Over servers for disaster recovery in Azure New

Allows customers to install and run passive SQL Server 2019 instances in a separate OSE or server for disaster recovery in Azure in anticipation of a failover event.

Azure Hybrid Benefit

Enables customers to use SQL Server licenses with Software Assurance or qualifying subscription licenses to pay a reduced rate (“base rate”) on SQL Database vCore-based options such as managed instance, vCore-based single database, and vCore-based elastic Pool; on SQL Server in Azure Virtual Machines (including, but not limited to, Azure Dedicated Host); and on SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS).

Fail-over servers for high availability

Allows customers to install and run passive SQL Server 2019 instances in a separate OSE or server for high availability in anticipation of a failover event.

Unlimited virtualization

Allows customers to run any number of instances of SQL Server 2019 Enterprise Edition software in an unlimited number of VMs. Applicable under the core licensing model only.

Power BI Report Server

Allows SQL Server Enterprise Edition customers to run Power BI Report Server.

Machine Learning Server for Hadoop

Allows SQL Server Enterprise Edition customers to run Machine Learning Server for Hadoop.

License mobility through Software Assurance

Allows license reassignment of SQL Server 2019 to third-party shared servers. Does not apply to SQL Server Parallel Data Warehouse (PDW).

Additional benefits for Server and Cloud Enrollment customers

In addition to the benefits noted above, Server and Cloud Enrollment (SCE) customers may also qualify for premium benefits, including unlimited problem resolution support.

Additional benefits for SCE customers

In addition to the benefits noted above, Server Cloud Enrollment (SCE) customers may also qualify for premium benefits, including Unlimited Problem Resolution Support.

[1] Pricing represents open no level (NL) estimated retail price. For your specific pricing, contact your Microsoft reseller.

[2] Client access licenses (CALs) are required for every user or device accessing a server in the Server + CAL licensing model. See the product use rights for details.

[3] SQL Server 2019 Big Data Clusters consists of two distinct components:

  • SQL Server master instance is SQL Server 2019 Enterprise or Standard Edition on Linux with all the typical features.
  • Big data nodes are worker nodes that has HDFS and Spark built into the SQL Server engine for scale-out storage and compute.

[4] Big data nodes can only be used with Enterprise and Standard editions are purchased separately and priced per two-core pack.

For sales questions, contact a Microsoft representative at (800) 426-9400 in the United States or (877) 568-2495 in Canada.

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